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Interesting Books
« on: May 10, 2019, 01:40:52 PM »
So perhaps the members of this forum could list a book here which they’ve read or one that they would like to read as it looks interesting.

https://www.amazon.com/Big-Their-Bankers-Persian-Gulf-ebook/dp/B0050YYZSY/ref=nodl_
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Re: Interesting Books
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2019, 02:09:21 PM »
So perhaps the members of this forum could list a book here which they’ve read or one that they would like to read as it looks interesting.

https://www.amazon.com/Big-Their-Bankers-Persian-Gulf-ebook/dp/B0050YYZSY/

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Re: Interesting Books
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2019, 10:39:34 AM »
A couple of months ago I purchased Personae by Ezra Pound.

One of my favorite poems from this book follows.

I think it’s one which AvHdB might also like.


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O Generation of the thoroughly smug
and thoroughly uncomfortable,
I have seen fishermen picnicking in the sun,
I have seen them with untidy families,
I have seen their smiles full of teeth
           and heard ungainly laughter.
And I am happier than you are,
And they were happier than I am;
And the fish swim in the lake
             and do not own clothing.
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Re: Interesting Books
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2019, 11:41:09 AM »
Don't know if this counts but I am currently watching the HBO mini series "John Adams".   Needless to say but very good.
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Re: Interesting Books
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2019, 03:18:52 PM »
Don't know if this counts but I am currently watching the HBO mini series "John Adams".   Needless to say but very good.

Sounds very good to me.

I would say couple the mini series with a very good book about him.
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Re: Interesting Books
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2019, 05:05:23 PM »

Salutation

O Generation of the thoroughly smug
and thoroughly uncomfortable,
I have seen fishermen picnicking in the sun,
I have seen them with untidy families,
I have seen their smiles full of teeth
           and heard ungainly laughter.
And I am happier than you are,
And they were happier than I am;
And the fish swim in the lake
             and do not own clothing.

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Re: Interesting Books
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2019, 06:55:23 AM »
Hopefully for obvious reasons I am a big fan of e. e cummings, here is one of his best in my opinion. & no I am NOT thinking of anyone of RUA fame.


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